June 20, 2012


Get your bikinis ready! :) Don't you wish we all looked this cute in one?

This summer has kinda had a rough start for farming. All the wind has made the farmers stay on their game. Kanyon has been gone a lot out on the tractor. I have missed him. Some nights he hasn't gotten in until after I'm in bed, if not right before and leaves before I get up. I'm ready for him to be home more! Zeb misses him, too. Sometimes Kanyon lets him come home before he is done and I'm glad that I have someone to hang out with late at night. I can tell he's missing Kanyon when he sits by his chair:

But this weekend and next week, Kanyon and I will get a vacation with our families and I am so excited!!!

This weekend, we have a family reunion with my father-in-law's side of the family and all of Kanyon's siblings and their families (and Landon's girlfriend) will be there! Jada, his oldest sister, and her husband and kids have been here the last few days. They came early to spend some time in Welch and then go on up to New Mexico, where the reunion is, early to have a little family vacation before the reunion. So I have finally had my time with one of my new nephews, Krae! This is what we've done most of the time...

He is beyond adorable and so sweet. There's nothing like nieces and nephews. He's a major snuggler. Kyla, Kanyon's second oldest sister, and her kids will be here tonight and will drive with us up to Ruidoso for the reunion on Friday. She will be bringing my other nieces and my other new nephew, Preston, with her! Can't wait to get to see him. All the pictures she's sent have shown that he looks a lot like his Uncle Kanyon!

The next few days actually hold lots of exciting things happening because on Friday morning, we find out for sure what the sex of our baby is! The doctor is pretty sure its a girl, which I'm thrilled about, though he wanted to wait until this appointment to say for sure. I will be about 20 weeks at the appointment. It will also be a 3D ultrasound appointment, which will be so fun to show the family this weekend!

Then after making a quick visit to see our new second cousin Maddox in Lubbock, we will be heading to Ruidoso with all of Kanyon's family for the reunion. We'll all be staying in a large cabin, all 20+ of us. It will be so fun! There will be lots of extended family to see and spend time with, too. We'll be playing golf, swimming, eating a lot of great food (that always makes my list of important things), and going to a show on Saturday night apparently. I can't wait to get to the mountains and out of this hot weather!

Then on Sunday, Kanyon and I will say goodbye to everyone and head to Colorado to be adult guests at a Young Life camp called Frontier Ranch with my parents! I've been involved in Young Life in several capacities but this will be the first time I'll be an adult guest, since I've only recently become an adult ;) I am beyond excited! Besides staying in resort style facilities which is enough to make me want to be there right now, I get to watch and be apart of a ministry that I have sorely missed! My parents have been adult guests several times and they say its different than they think what being a leader or working is like at camp. So it's going to be fun! I pulled these pictures off Frontier's website... oh my goodness.

Frontier Ranch is Young Life's oldest operating camp (the oldest is no longer being used) and apparently has the most character for it. A lot of people say its their favorite and I'm excited to get to experience it. I've only been there for a day visit while working at another Young Life camp that is close by.

Writing this blog post has made me so antsy to get Wednesday and Thursday out of the way!! Especially so I'll have packing behind me... hate that part.

I may not be posting between now and then, unless I decide to post the sex of the baby, so have a great weekend and week!

1 comment:

  1. Erika, that is so exciting that you find out for sure on Friday!!! You will be wonderful mother to a baby girl :). Sounds like y'all are having fun! I know how you feel with missing your husband... That's the way I am during football season!